FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Now that the agreed upon 90-day cooling-off period has expired, the City of Fort St. John and the North Peace Cultural Society will resume talks about the future of the North Peace Cultural Centre.

The two parties announced Monday that they have agreed to bring in a mediator to help with the decision-making process.

Both Mayor Lori Ackerman and NPCS Board Chair Connie Surerus released a joint statement, announcing that the City and Society have agreed to a mediation process. During this period, all facility bookings and rentals will be honoured, according to the statement.

No further statements will be provided while the mediation process is ongoing, according to the City.

The two parties went back and forth, each making claims against the other, this summer due to the City announcing on June 15th that it was taking over the Cultural Centre in September.

The cooling-off period took place after a special meeting was held in July and the take over of the centre was cancelled.